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May 18, 2005

An Iranian playwright's story of life behind the razor wire is part of a new theatre work, writes Jill Stark. Shahin Shafaei doesn't know how to be quiet. His government in Iran tried to silence him, our government would probably rather he piped down. But he's risked his life for freedom of speech; to acquiesce now would mean it's all been for nothing. His story is not an easy one to hear. It's a stark account of life in an Australian detention centre, a story that puts a human face to phrases such as "queue jumpers" and "children overboard" >>> Full text

Darius Kadivar

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